College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Land Use Education and Research

Lower CT River Basin MapNew York Portion of Lower Long Island Sound Watershed

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Land Cover

  1985 2010 Change
  acres sq. miles % acres sq. miles %
acres sq. miles %
Developed 133611 208.8 40.8% 140015 218.8 42.7% 6404 10.0 2.0%
Turf & Grass 42123 65.8 12.9% 45743 71.5 14.0% 3620 5.7 1.1%
Other Grass 7182 11.2 2.2% 7711 12.0 2.4% 529 0.8 0.2%
Ag. Field 11902 18.6 3.6% 10928 17.1 3.3% -974 -1.5 -0.3%
Deciduous Forest 99652 155.7 30.4% 93373 145.9 28.5% -6279 -9.8 -1.9%
Coniferous Forest 9463 14.8 2.9% 8951 14.0 2.7% -512 -0.8 -0.2%
Water 10091 15.8 3.1% 9864 15.4 3.0% -227 -0.4 -0.1%
Non-forested Wetlands 510 0.8 0.2% 450 0.7 0.1% -60 -0.1 0.0%
Forested Wetlands 3154 4.9 1.0% 2694 4.2 0.8% -460 -0.7 -0.1%
Tidal Wetlands 3328 5.2 1.0% 3161 4.9 1.0% -167 -0.3 -0.1%
Barren 6389 10.0 1.9% 4553 7.1 1.4% -1836 -2.9 -0.6%
Utility ROW (Forest) 340 0.5 0.1% 330 0.5 0.1% -10 0.0 0.0%

Change in Zone Land Cover, 1985-2010

   
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  Developed
  Turf & Grass
  Other Grass
  Agricultural Field
  Forest
  Water
  Wetland
  Barren
   

 

Riparian Zone Land Cover, 300 foot zone

View data tables for all years for the 300 foot buffer zone here: excel, pdf.
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  1985 2010 Change
  acres sq. miles % acres sq. mi % acres sq. miles %
Developed 10191 15.9 26.5% 10807 16.9 27.9% 616 1.0 1.6%
Turf & Grass 3692 5.8 9.6% 4054 6.3 10.5% 362 0.6 0.9%
Other Grass 624 1.0 1.6% 833 1.3 2.2% 210 0.3 0.5%
Ag. Field 1403 2.2 3.6% 1318 2.1 3.4% -85 -0.1 -0.2%
Deciduous Forest 15299 23.9 39.7% 14792 23.1 38.8% -507 -0.8 -1.3%
Coniferous Forest 1524 2.4 4.0% 1436 2.2 3.8% -87 -0.1 -0.2%
Water 2055 3.2 5.3% 1817 2.8 4.4% -239 -0.4 -0.6%
Non-forested Wetlands 170 0.3 0.4% 162 0.3 0.4% -9 0.0 0.0%
Forested Wetlands 1612 2.5 4.2% 1510 2.4 4.0% -102 -0.2 -0.3%
Tidal Wetlands 777 1.2 2.0% 763 1.2 1.9% -14 0.0 0.0%
Barren 1109 1.7 2.9% 963 1.5 2.5% -146 -0.2 -0.4%
Utility ROW (Forest) 37 0.1 0.1% 37 0.1 0.1% 0 0.0 0.0%

Change in Riparian Zone Land Cover, 1985-2010

   
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  Developed
  Turf & Grass
  Other Grass
  Agricultural Field
  Forest
  Water
  Wetland
  Barren
   

 

Impervious Cover Estimate

Impervious Cover is not reported by state because Impervious Cover is averaged by watershed and watersheds cross state boundaries.